Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 13 November, 2016: The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Rio Den Janeiro continued where it left off yesterday, as the UAE National team had another impressive set of performances at the No Gi divisions and won a total of 24 medals in the presence of UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation board member Mr Mohamed Humaid bin Dalmouj and the president of Brazil Jiu-Jitsu Federation Mr Walter Matos.
“Congratulations to all the competitors who participated on both days, it was two exciting days of sportsmanship and excellent quality of skills here in Brazil. ” Said Mr Mohamed Humaid bin Dalmouj , UAEJJF board member.
“UAE team won 24 medals in total. I congratulate all of the players, not just the winners because to compete here in Brazil, among some of the best players in the world, it is a great valuable experience and knowledge for the players. We now shift our focus on to the next event in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu world tour, which will be held in Abu Dhabi for the first time, on the 13th and 14th January 2017. See you all there” Said , Mr. Mohamed Humaid bin Dalmouj, UAEJJF board member.
Day 2 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour in Rio de Janeiro, was a seven-hour celebration of the gentle art. Champions of all divisions from white belt to black belt, from juvenile to master 2, were crowned after displaying top quality of technique and magnificent will to win.
The highlight of the day was the black belt division for men and the brown/black belt division for women. Some of the today’s best competitors fought hard for the highest position on the podium.
In the highly anticipated main event of the day, Igor Silva beat Ricardo Evangelista at the No Gi 108 kg male No Gi black belt division finals and UAE’s Faisal Al Ketbi and Yahya Al Hammadi won Gold in the 83kg and 110kg Black and Brown belt respectively.
“We all know Evangelista is one of the best fighters, and to win against him is an honor. He is a tough competitor, his skills are as good as it gets. I would like to thank Abu Dhabi and UAE JJ for organizing this event and giving us a professional platform at the highest level. I am excited to be in Abu Dhabi for the Grand Slam in January next year. Thank you to all my fans, my coaches and I will see you all in Abu Dhabi” said Igor Silva
The UAE National Team picked up where they left from, by winning 6 medals
UAE National Team winners:
Mubarak Basharhil: Gold at the male adult white belt No-Gi 92kg
Saeed AlMazroui: Gold at the male adult blue belt No-Gi 60kg
Moahamed Al Qubaisi: Gold at the male master 1 brown belt No-Gi 75kg
Yahia Al Hamadi: Gold at the male master 1 belt No-Gi 108kg
Mohamad Al Damarki: Gold at the male juvenile white belt No-Gi 53kg
Faisal Al Ketbi: Gold at the male adult black belt No-Gi 83kg
Moahamed Al Qubaisi: Gold at the male master 1 brown belt Gi 77kg
Yahia Al Hamadi: Gold at the male master 1 brown belt Gi 110kg
Ali Al Bannai: Gold at the male juvenile white Gi 81kg
Khalifa Al Kabi: Gold at the male juvenile blue belt Gi 55kg
Dhahi Al Thumairi: Gold at the male master 1 blue belt Gi 69kg
Salem Al Daheri: Gold at the male juvenile blue belt Gi 50kg
Ali Al Bannai: Silver at the male juvenile white belt No-Gi 79kg
Salem Al Dhaheri: Silver at the male juvenile blue belt No-Gi 53kg
Ibrahim Al Hosani: Silver at the male master 1 purple belt Gi 69kg
Mohamad AlDamarki: Silver at the male juvenile blue belt Gi 50kg
Hamad AlNoaimi: Bronze at the male adult blue belt No-Gi 75kg
Khalifa Al Kabi: Bronze at the male juvenile blue belt No-Gi 53kg
Dhahi AlThumairi: Bronze at the male master 1 blue belt No-Gi 75kg
Mubarak Basharhil: Bronze at the male adult white belt Gi 94kg
The third stage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour wrapped up this Sunday, November 13, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Day 2 featured both GI and no-GI divisions, but the highlights were the black belt division, both for adults and masters. Here’s how they play out.
Adult Black Belt
60kg – Jose Filho managed two sweeps to defeat Jorge Nakamura and claim the gold medal.
67kg – Alexandre Vieira worked his way to Geovan Carlo’s back and managed a choke to win the title.
75kg – Luan Carvalho passed Victor Matos’ guard and then took his back to score a 7-0 lead and conquer the division.
83kg – Faisal Al Kitbe made his way to the top of the podium with a 2-0 win over Pedro Agrizzi.
92kg – Gustavo Saraiva won the gold medal with a 1-0 lead on advantages over Luiz Silva.
108kg – Igor Silva fought his teammate Ricardo Evangelista in the final and won the gold medal by one advantage.
Master 1 Black Belt
60kg – Juan da Silva beat Cleberson Silva 4-2 to claim the gold medal.
67kg – Ayres Neto outscored Everson Barros 20-0 to win the title.
75kg – Marcelo Silva managed three advantages to win the gold medal.
83kg – Lucio dos Santos finished Delson Heleno with a kimura to become the champion.
92kg – Alberto Ramos outscored Marceu Moreira 8-0 to claim the gold medal.
108kg – Paulo Pinto beat Daniel Silva 4-2 to claim the title.
In the team’s competition, GF Team climbed to the top of the podium both in the gi and the no-gi divisions.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns January 13-14, in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. The final deadline to register for the event is January 9. The fourth leg of the Tour will feature both gi and no-gi divisions.